Rage 2

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  1. angelgraves13

    angelgraves13 Maha Guru

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    Hopefully they can continue to add reasons to return to the game with monthly updates.
     
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    And there's the two story based DLC packs coming this year.
    Those are said to add more locations, enemies, weapons and abilities.
     
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    Well I'm 19 hours in, taking my time with the main story and absolutely loving it. Superb shooting, a decent amount of fun exploration. Graphics look great imo.
    Looking forward to more updates and additions.
     
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    So after beating the game a few weeks ago, I decided to do another playthrough but this time chose Nightmare difficulty....and boy did it make all the difference! Playing on normal and getting all the power ups makes you damn near invincible but on Nightmare skill you actually need to power up quite a bit to hang which just makes it so much more enjoyable. Love this game!
     

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    The next update will add a New Game + option.
     
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    Everyone's entitled to their opinion aren't they.
     
  7. Damien_Azreal

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    Personally, I think the game looks great.
    Just because it's not cutting edge visually, doesn't mean it looks bad. Comments about how it looks dated or bad just make me laugh.
     
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    It's not that it's dated or bad... The world just doesn't feel grounded.

    Dishonored 2 probably doesn't look as good everywhere, but the world and characters and side quests are some of the best I've ever seen. Can't say the same for RAGE 2. I think they took the "ridiculous" approach too far with the game and made it silly to the point that people can't take the game seriously. Maybe if the writing was better, or the NPCs were actually interesting... Oh well...there's always RAGE 3 in another 5 years.
     
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    DisHonored 2 is gorgeous.
    Thanks to a brilliant art style that doesn't strive for realism, but instead it's own design.

    And, I don't think RAGE 2 should be, or was ever meant to be taken seriously. I don't think they took the ridiculous approach far enough.
    I don't want another serious, grounded and dramatic open world, wasteland game. Sorry, but those are boring and a dime a dozen. RAGE 2's more "Hey, this is stupid... lets do it" approach was very welcome.
    My only issue, is there wasn't enough of it. And as such, I'm really looking forward to the upcoming story DLC packs.
     
  10. angelgraves13

    angelgraves13 Maha Guru

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    Update 2 is out.
     
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    Not going to lie, I'm really enjoying the game so far. The world doesn't seem as boring and empty as people are making it out to be.. but maybe I just haven't explored it enough. Combat is so fun and engaging that even if the open world does turn out boring I don't think it will stop me from enjoying the game. I paid half price for it also.. so it's definitely worth it at that point.
     
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    Same here, been playing lately and really having fun. The perk / weapon mod / abilities / augments system also feed nicely to gameplay loop.

    Been 'grinding' for Ark Tek cores, neural interfaces and life glands to get damage upgrades.

    Btw question for you and others: which do you find more useful for assault rifle, armor breaking shots or rapid fire mod?

    Rapid fire probably gives higher DPS but at times the AR seems underpowered against armored enemies and especially mutants for some reason.

    It can take half a (extended) mag to down just one. Or I'm missing a lot of shots.

    Seems inconsistent as bandits may go down with a single headshot.
     
  13. Kolt

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    I haven't unlocked anything for the rifle yet as it's my least favorite of the 3 I have so far (pistol, shotgun, and AR). I would probably go for fire rate though..

    The shotgun is really fun.. using that and the pistol a lot.
     
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    Yap, great game...

    Here is video of clearing Cliff hanger:



    Secret bunker - Elon Tusk :D

     
  15. AsiJu

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    Yeah shotgun kicks butt, especially as you can have both armor breaking shots and fire rate increase :)
    that combined with +25 % global damage boost so far (5 x weapon damage upgrade) and it one-shots almost all human sized enemies.

    I might start using the pistol more too, invested some feltrite and weapon core mods to it as well. Also just got the Settler pistol but it seems to be a novelty / throwback to Rage more than anything else.

    It uses same pistol ammo and based on graphs does ever so slightly more damage than Sidewinder pistol, but it can't be upgraded or modded (makes sense I guess lorewise).
    It is supposed to "make a hole" on anything it's fired at but seems meh... upgraded Sidewinder is a lot more effective I think.

    Think I'll switch back to armor breaking shots for AR and experiment.
    I've unlocked the perk that allows you to switch back and forth between weapon mods of the same tier (ie. when you have to choose one or the other).
     
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    Joke of the week:

    I shot a bandit and it feltrite


    I'll get me Ranger armor...
     
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    Best looking wasteland in any of the games I've seen. Fun combat, sort of a cross between FC New Dawn and Borderlands. Love the upgrades system spread over several categories requiring many different resources or elements. Big list of vehicles, but cant find anything better than the Phoenix you get at the beginning of the game. Shallow one dimensional characters, non-immersive story, but expected for a game of this nature.
     
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    This game's pretty good, shooting feels meaty. Graphics are a mixed bag but generally decent. More fun than I thought it would be after the lackluster reviews.
     
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    I haven’t touched this since last month. Probably won’t again until next major update with DLC.
     
  20. Damien_Azreal

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    Yeah, I'm waiting for the Ghosts DLC.
    Will probably start a brand new game, I really enjoyed RAGE 2. Despite it's flaws, it's a lot of fun.
     

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